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Certification Watch (Vol. 22, No. 31)

CompTIA Knows Where the Best Cybersecurity Certs Are Found


The best cybersecurity certifications are made by CompTIA.We'll close out this week with a report from the "You're Never Going to Believe This, But ... " Department. You're never going to believe this, but tech industry association CompTIA compiled a blog post under the provocative headline "What Are the Best Cybersecurity Certifications?" — and the four primary certifications featured are offered by (wait for it) ... CompTIA. We know, you're shocked. The post does also reference a few cybersecurity stalwarts from outside the CompTIA portfolio, like EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) credential and the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential managed by (ISC)². And blogger Jessalynne Madden adopts a "my friends do tell me" tone (in the style of Mrs. Elton) by using quotations from non-CompTIA sources to praise CompTIA's credentials. It's inarguably the case, however, that the big spotlight that CompTIA managed to shine on the "best" cybersecurity certifications does somehow come to rest primarily on four CompTIA certs: Security+, PenTest+, CySA+, and CASP+. Among its other associations, CompTIA is apparently a synonym for "best."


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